Written by Paul Curry
Work of Paul Curry
382 pages (Hardcover), published by Hermetic Press
Illustrated with drawings by Paul Curry
Language: English
102 entries
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Oscar Weigle In the Times of Paul Curry
Stephen Minch Itinerary
Paul Curry The Curry Turnover Change description by Jean Hugard
Paul Curry The Relativity Lift two methods, with and without pencil
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Genii", Vol. 46 No. 2. 1982
Paul Curry The Drawback Double Lift
Paul Curry Break Transfer from Bottom to Top break over two cards on the bottom, overhand shuffle, transfer to top
Paul Curry The Time Change color change with the drawback double lift
Paul Curry The Drawback Vanish with the aid of the drawback double lift
Paul Curry The Tap Pass tapping one half on the other as a cover
Paul Curry The Side Pass
Related to 22
Paul Curry Bottom Palm
Also published here 26
Paul Curry Circle of Fire chosen card appears on piece of paper between two coins, shell
Inspired byAlso published here 31
Paul Curry Criss-Cross Force Variant
Paul Curry Exchange Of Fire spectator taps with a pen on a paper, the dots arrange in a fire to form the selection
Also published here
  • "Genii", Vol. 48 No.12, 1985
Paul Curry Kissing Cards King and Queen of same suit travel to the center of the deck
Also published here 40
Paul Curry The Push Under spread culling the bottom card of the deck, "Reverse Cull"
Paul Curry, John Scarne, Myles Lyons, Theodore Annemann Two-Card Routine
  • Effect No. 1: Joker and Ace of Spades change places
  • Effect No. 2: Joker on top, Ace on the bottom vanish and are found together in the center
  • Effect No. 3: Joker and ace pushed in the deck, travel to top and bottom
  • Effect No. 4: two numbers are called, counted and the cards found at those positions are Joker and Ace
  • Effect No. 5: Joker and Ace reverse in the deck
  • Effect No. 6: spectator reverses one card behind his back, it is the Joker
  • Effect No. 7: two selections are put face up into the deck, next to them the Joker and the Ace are found
  • Effect No. 8: selections transform into Joker and Ace
  • Effect No. 9: two cards clipped by four paper clips are removed from the pocket, Joker and Ace
Also published here 45
Paul Curry Cider! with extra card (double jonah)
Also published here 59
Paul Curry Sure Thing red backed card and blue backed card, one with a hole in the middle, monte
Related toVariations 65
Paul Curry The Color-Changing Deck one red/blue double backer
VariationsAlso published here 71
Hindu Shuffle Display to show same back
Paul Curry You're a Liar presentational idea
Inspired byAlso published here 79
Paul Curry The Truth-Telling Joker card is removed, all card named and removed one named instead of joker, selection is named
Related to 81
Paul Curry Don't Lie to Me two spectators get half the pack and either lie or say the truth about each card, magician spots all the lies
VariationsAlso published here 83
Paul Curry Spread Shuffle
Paul Curry Half Gone half of the deck vanishes from a handkerchief
Also published here 90
Paul Curry Bluff Pass face up
Paul Curry Houdini's Legacy circle is drawn on a card, deck cut somewhere, the name of the cut to card is now written in the circle
Variations 96
Paul Curry, Henry Christ Variation of 203rd Force
Paul Curry, Michael F. Zens, David Devant Out of the Past deck is separated in halves, two cards thought of and one is selected, performer puts one card from the half into the other, first card is missing, second spectator touches a card, that is put into the other half and also his card is missing, third card invisibly travels into the other half
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Genii" vol. 7 no. 4, 1942
Paul Curry Teleport two thought of cards travel from one half to the other one by one, twenty-four duplicates
Also published here 106
Paul Curry False Casing half the deck apparently placed in case
Paul Curry Phantasy Under Glass under glass bowl, ends clean
Paul Curry Under Wraps performer's hand is wrapped in a clear plastic bag, ends clean
Paul Curry Pressto blue backed card is selected, deck put on a red deck and pressed, selection is found in the middle of the red backed cards, second time spectator presses
Also published here 122
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Under-the-Spread Force with odd-backed card, bottom card
Also published here 123
Paul Curry Teacher's Pet with sucker presentation
The Pass as a packet switch
Paul Curry Turn of the Century
Also published here 129
Paul Curry Breast Pocket Ditch
Paul Curry Probability Zero ten business cards are numbered from one to ten on one side and the cards shuffled and turned over, spectator selects cards and the numbers from one to ten are written on the other side, they match, first in "Sealed Miracles 1", 1944
Related toVariationsAlso published here 139
Paul Curry Alias Sherlock Holmes center tear presentation, revealing the word by analyzing the burnt paper
Paul Curry, Howard A. Adams Matchmaker five ESP cards, torn in half, matching routine, two versions, one with telephone
Related toAlso published here 147
Paul Curry Out of This Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a book, first peek book in literature
Also published here 153
Paul Curry Padding add-a-number coincidence
VariationsAlso published here 156
Paul Curry Payoff bill folded and put in envelope, serial number is divined
Also published here 159
Paul Curry A Penny for Your Thoughts after some changes (written directions) the order of four coins and a rolled up bill is named
Inspired byAlso published here 164
Paul Curry A Turn in Time four blanks, two rubber bands, signed card reverses in the banded packet
Buckle Count
Paul Curry Out of This World routine and a lot of remarks about the history
Charles T. Jordan False Overhand Shuffle red/black shuffle
Paul Curry Best of Possible Worlds
Paul Curry The Charm of Luck a talisman influences the outcome
Paul Curry Another Stop! spectator stops while riffling, performer knows card, short card and set-up
Related to 200
Paul Curry Think of a Card
VariationsAlso published here 202
Paul Curry One Down card is inserted face up in the pack behind spectator's back and divined
Related to 204
Paul Curry Touch with a lot of credit information
Variations 206
Paul Curry Double Prediction card is selected turned over and behind spectator's back, pushed into the deck, both cards are predicted
Also published here 212
Paul Curry Three Cards in the Future three card prediction
Related to 214
Paul Curry Smoke Signals card and word written on billets, then burnt and divined
Also published here 221
Paul Curry Thoughts from Afar medium on telephone knows selected card
Related to 223
Paul Curry The Open Prediction with gimmick
Paul Curry The Problem of Card 13 spectator selects twelve cards from the the deck, which are all the same suit as a card previously removed, see also Hofzinser's first problem "Choice of Color" (Magic Christian: "Non Plus Ultra - Hofzinsers Kartenkünste Band 2" p. 317)
Variations 237
Paul Curry A Swindle of Sorts
Related to 245
Paul Curry Swindle Switch
Paul Curry Out of Mind
Inspired by 250
Charles T. Jordan, Paul Curry Interlocking Chain Principle with a ruse to make the shuffle more convincing
Paul Curry A Period of Darkness selection in the deck and a signed slate turnover in the dark, while spectator secures them on the table
Also published here 258
Paul Curry Cigarette Switch with cigarette pack
Related to 263
Paul Curry Center Tear Handling
Inspired byRelated to 264
Paul Curry Pseudo Psychometry Tip as a two person mental stunt, coding idea for assistant's tearing of the envelopes
Also published here 267
Paul Curry The Malini Idea card is found on the streets, torn and vanished, then it's found back on the spot before, corner fits
Also published here 268
Paul Curry The Miscalled Palm reflex
Related to 270
Paul Curry One-Way Face Design Tip scratching pips
Also published here 272
Paul Curry A Card Revelation Tip pretending to find the wrong card
Also published here 273
Paul Curry Stamp-It stamp on back of a card, chosen card has the stamp on it
Paul Curry A Cur(r)i-ous Prediction spectator turns a card over behind his back which is predicted
Reverse at Side
Paul Curry Reversed Card Transfer Switch as reversed card is transferred to bottom
Paul Curry Mind Reading? red backed card is put into blue deck, this card is selected
Related to 284
Paul Curry Fan Force with reverse fan
Paul Curry Do as I Do
Related to 286
Paul Curry Next! card with message "your card will be next" is put into the deck and is found next to selection
Also published here 288
Paul Curry Follow Me two decks, two cards match after Henry Christ cutting procedure
Also published here 292
Paul Curry Turn of the Century Location setting short double backer as key card, out-of-hand selection procedure
Also published here 293
Paul Curry Force & Vanish with Henry Christ Force double facer
Also published here 294
Paul Curry The Perfect Miracle
Inspired by
  • Lu Brent's "U-Find-It" in "Five Super Card Mysteries"
Also published here
Paul Curry Never in a Lifetime two shuffled halves, magician does the same as spectator, both separate cards into red and black
Also published here 298
Paul Curry Two Together spectator and performer think of a card in their half and note them on a business card, halves are put together back to back and two cards slipped of together, the noted cards are slipped of at the same time
Related to 304
The Glide in spectator's hand
Paul Curry The Power of Thought
Related toVariations 307
Paul Curry Card Displacement moving a card in the deck, while it is sticking out
Paul Curry More Power to the Thought one deck
Paul Curry IOU quarter is wrapped with paper and in a flash the paper vanishes, coin transforms to a nickel. Under the nickel is a little circle of paper "IOU 20ct"
Also published here 321
Paul Curry The Case of the Missing Hat cards with magicians and with hats, story trick
Related toVariations 327
Paul Curry Turnabout arrows on squares turn so they always end up pointing in the same direction
Related to 335
Paul Curry The Twist Turnover secretly gives a quarter turn in the act of turning over
Paul Curry Linked two ropes hanging on performer's shoulder link, see also ring & tape sequence in "Sefalaljia"
Related toVariations 345
Paul Curry Missink Link two rope rings link
Paul Curry On and Off two ribbon rings threaded through a nut and lowered into a hat, under a handkerchief the selected ribbon penetrates the nut, brema nut
Related to 356
Paul Curry The Sliding Knot rope held by two assistants, cut and knotted, knot can be moved and opened at any point
Related toAlso published here 359
Paul Curry Restoration Supreme cut and restored rope with sliding knot, different restoration
Inspired byAlso published here 370
Data entered by Lorenz Schär, July 2015.